Id on these 4 please

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  1. Dillan

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    1. Monodactylus argenteus - Natal moony. Peaceful, can be kept in brack and freshwater but prefers salt as an adult.

    2. Can't really make it out with that pic, but looks like a juvenile of something big. Sweetlips or snapper maybe.

    3. Plectroglyphidodon leucozonus. Crap, throw it back.

    4. Helcogramma acutirostris. Hotlips triplefin...lionfish food. :p
     
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    Hard to take a pic seams to eat of the floor sucking in sand

    [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks and whats makes it crap?
     
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    They look nice when young, but grow up to be as ugly as their temperament!!!
     
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    Don't you think this is Pomadasys laurentino?
    Nice colors.
    Can you post some more pictures of its head and maybe full body please.
     
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    Behaviour also sounds like a sweetlips/grunter. Would also be very keen for another pic.

    Pomadasys laurentino seems unlikely. Known from a single specimen caught at 100m.

    Smiths says Plectorhinchus flavomaculatus has stripes as a juvenile before it gets spots, but I can't find a colour picture of it to compare. Seems a more likely one.
     
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    Agreed - I think you could be spot-on with P. flavomaculatus
     
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    I think the last one is Helcogramma obtusirostre or hotlips triplefin blenny.
    I have two of them in a little nano tank quite interesting little fish.
     
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    I agree with Adrian on this - Plectorhinchus flavomaculatus. Here's a pic of a slightly larger one where the stripes are becoming spots... [​IMG]
     
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